Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Steve Rude

Had an interesting visit with the great Steve Rude today — his birthday!

This lovely painting of his wife Jaynelle was displayed along with several others in his home.

Steve is a very thoughtful guy. I'll share some of our conversation soon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

King Kurt!

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I've known Kurt Busiek for a zillion years. We're not in touch regularly but he's one of those friends with whom you can pick up the thread any time you talk.

In addition to being a prolific writer, he's also a great idea man (he came up with the rationale for Jean Gray's rebirth), critic (he was the first person to bust Alan Moore for his "homage" to the novel Super Folks in "Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel") and keen observer of the scene. He's also a fanboy, which is how we met; in a couple of apas together, back in the Jurrasic Era, I think.

I shouldn't have been surprised that Tom Spurgeon chose to interview him (though I was). Check it out!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


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Here it is in black and white on Tony Daniels' blog.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Reviews and gift guide

In today's Miami Herald.

It's like writing haiku, trying to fit everything into such a tiny space, but I'll have another venue soon.